Category Archives: Hometown Military News

10 Illinois soldiers return from Kuwait deployment

10 Illinois soldiers return from Kuwait deployment

Ten Illinois soldiers who are part of the Chicago-based 633rd Theater Gateway Personnel Accountability Team are back home for the holidays after serving overseas for nine months and they’re looking to catch up on lost time with their families.MORE

Remembering Josh Rodgers in pictures

Remembering Josh Rodgers in pictures

This photo gallery has been created to share the love and laughter of Josh Rodgers, 22, who was killed during a firefight against ISIS insurgents. His parents Kevin and Vondra Rodgers were notified of their son’s death on Wednesday.If you have photos you would like to add to the gallery please send them to Patti@Wjbc.com.An online…MORE

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WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…